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The Peabody Post
News and updates from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University
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Faculty artist Du Yun, composition, and Corinne Winters (MM ’07, Voice) were featured in Musical America’s special Where Are They Now? Issue. The issue highlights the best of Musical America’s New Artist of the Month past features, and gives updates about their careers successes.
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Musicology faculty member Susan Forscher Weiss was one of six recipients of the first Digital Education and Learning Technology Acceleration, or DELTA, grants. Her project, called “Hacking Harmony,” will work students in creating apps and wearable technology that enhances music performance and history. The grands offer up to $75,000 to each recipient to develop, implement, and evaluate new digital education initiatives that can enhance teaching and learning at Johns Hopkins, whether online or on its campuses.
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Nicholas Will (MM ‘11, Organ) was recently appointed director of liturgical music at the Pontifical North American College, Rome.  There he will oversee all musical activity, serve as primary organist, conduct the 45-voice Seminary Choir, and offer musical instruction to the seminarians.  The Pontifical North American College was founded in 1859 and serves approximately 250 seminarians from the United States, Canada, and Australia. Will leaves his position of director of music and liturgy at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Carnegie, Penn., and he will take a leave of absence from his position of coordinator of More…
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Faculty artist Serap Bastepe-Gray (BM ’96, MM ’99, Guitar) is part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers which has been chosen to receive a 2018 Johns Hopkins Discovery Award for their proposal, “Step Into My Brain: Experiencing Depressive Brain with Virtual Reality.” The team also includes Lucy Bucknell (Arts & Sciences), Haris Sair (Medicine), Dr. Haris Sair (Medicine; Neuroradiology) and Annette Porter (Arts & Sciences).
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Juliet McComas (BM ’71, MM ’74, Piano) created the Annual Keyboard Marathon as a forum to present the great works of piano literature to the public. The idea was inspired from her studies with Dr. Konrad Wolff who hosted several piano marathon projects at Peabody, including the complete Well-Tempered Clavier and the Debussy Preludes. The Annual Keyboard Marathon is presented by the piano faculty of the San Francisco Community Music Center. This festive concert is going into it’s 16th year and has become one of the most popular musical events in the community.
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Master’s candidate Jonathan Rush, orchestral conducting, participated in the 2018 New York Conducting Workshop Conducting Competition and won 1st place for the Respighi Prize in Conducting. As a result, Rush made his professional orchestra debut with the Chamber Orchestra of New York in the legendary Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 7. Jonathan Rush is a conducting student of faculty artist and Baltimore Symphony Music Director, Marin Alsop, and Chicago Sinfonietta Music Director, Mei-Ann Chen.
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Faculty artist Michael Hersch (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) was featured in an article in the New York Times. The article talks about the Ojai Music Festival, for which he is the featured composer and discusses at length a new piece to be premiered at the festival. Hersch was also featured in the Los Angeles Times, talking about his new piece.
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A song by Professional Studies faculty member Derrick Wang is featured on a new recording, Notorious RBG in Song. The collection of world-premiere recordings salutes the life and work of legal pioneer Ruth Bader Ginsburg in celebration of her completion of 25 years on the United States Supreme Court. The album includes the aria, “You are Searching in Vain for a Bright-Line Solution,” from Wang’s opera Scalia/Ginsburg.
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Juliet McComas (BM ’71, MM ’74, Piano) recently released her CD “A Musical Retrospective.” The two-disc set covers a broad spectrum of music including many favorite pieces from past and present studies. It is available on CD Baby, as well as Amazon, iTunes and similar sites.
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Thomas Dolby, head of the Music for New Media program, will be releasing a greatest hits album called “Hyperactive” and will go on a short tour in July and August called “An Evening of Music and Storytelling With Thomas Dolby.” The two-disk album will be released on July 27 and will feature music from his 30-year career. The small-setting concerts of the tour will be largely decided by the audience, and Dolby will reveal fun anecdotes about each piece chosen by the audience.
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